YOUTH MINISTRIES

Click here to see a recording of Youth-Led worship on June 16, 2021

Fab Friday

Fab Friday is a program designed for 4th and 5th graders to come together once a month for food, fellowship and fun. We also have an annual Lock In and we do different field trips throughout the year--ice skating, Laser Tag, Ice Skating and Pizza, Christmas Lights tour. We are very thankful for our church that provides a safe space for these young people to come and play and share their stories and grow in their faith. This program serves as a springboard to our Youth Program that begins in 6th grade. 

Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class is set up for our Youth to be able to reaffirm their faith and become voting members of our congregation. Their foundation has been laid through many years of attending Sunday School, Fab Friday, and Youth Group. It would not be possible without the love and support of their family. Members of this group must be in 8th grade or higher and class begins in October. We meet weekly for our lessons and we have 3 retreats and service projects throughout their time. Each Confirmands selects a sponsoring Elder/Mentor that helps to guide them along their faith journey. Confirmation Sunday is typically held in May. We have worked at the Food Bank, working at Third Street School, helping clean our church grounds, and yard work for Winterville Manor. The third retreat is an overnight experience where we go to finish any classes and work on their faith statements. 

Youth Group

The Youth Program of First Presbyterian Church is set up for all 6th-12th grade students where we focus on building a community of faith, hope and love. We meet weekly on Sunday evenings for a Bible Study, fellowship, and fun. Our program strives to serve our congregation, our community, our state, and around the world.

There are many different opportunities for our youth to participate in that allows them to share in the journey and grow in their faith together. Each year, we have lock ins, Mid High and Senior High Retreats, Yard Clean Ups, fundraisers, food bank, canned food collections, hurricane relief, sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt, visits to the Humane Society, host the Fall Festival, Ultimate Frisbee shop for families at Christmas, serve the Shelter meal, annual Ski Trip, Youth Sunday, Mission Trips, and Montreat Youth Week. It is a very active program with a very high energy level. There is a passion within the group to spread God’s love to others. We are very fortunate to have so much love and support from our church in all that we do. With all of our activities, we are fortunate to have many advisors and two Youth Ministry Interns that join us regularly. 

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

Youth of First Presbyterian Church come together each week to grow in their faith journey by studying God’s word, interpreting the message, and learning how to apply it in their everyday lives. This is a welcoming group of young people who give one another encouragement and support through their Christian love for each other.  We meet in the basement on Sundays at 9:45am.

Click here to visit the FPC Youth Ministry Blog

Scripture & Devotional Resources

The word Oremus means "Let us pray" in Latin. The Oremus Bible Browser is a free site which features the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), which is the version that we use in worship most of the time. Click on the link below to be taken to the Oremus Bible Browser.  


Bible Gateway is a free site to look up scriptures as well.  Although it does not have the NRSV, it has a wide range of translations that is helpful for comparison in Bible study.  Click the image below to be directed to the Bible Gateway browser.


For those who like to follow the lectionary, the PC(USA) website has an easy-to-use tool to follow along.  The following link is for the 2 year, daily lectionary from the Book of Common Worship.  Using the buttons next to the calendar on this page, you can also switch to the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) Sunday & Festival Readings lectionary.


A great tool for devotions is d365.org, which is written by ministers, professors, students, teachers, missionaries, denominational leaders, and others who work with and care for students. Typically, an author writes on a single theme for one week. In these devotions, you will read honest struggles and questions, all in the context of real faith. As you read the thoughts of the writers, think about your own response to the scripture for the day. Let the writer’s words serve as background for your own conversation with God.  Click on the link below to be taken to d365.org.

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